July 15, 2005

Has Anyone Here Gone WordPress?

I've tossed around the idea of going to WordPress instead of the MT upgrade. Mostly I'd like to go to it because #1, you can password protect and #2, you can park a post at the top. Not that I have the inclination to do either of these very often, but you never know. If I have the capacity to do so, I might just feel a bit better about not sensoring myself as much.

Anyway, I know that our cpanel gives us the option. I'm just not sure how moving old posts & comments works, in addition to stylesheet. AND I'm not sure where to login once I do that. I might have more questions, but those come to mind first.

So, has anyone done it????

Posted by Auterrific at July 15, 2005 05:20 PM | TrackBack

I have ... and haved moved a couple of other blogs over as well. I'd check with Pixy though as it will put a bit more strain on the ole PHP and MySQL.

Migrating posts and comments is done by exporting from MT, and importing into wordpress using a script. Stylesheets you'll have to do by hand (or get some help).

If you need pointers on stylesheets and stuff then give me a shout

Posted by Rob at July 15, 2005 05:54 PM

Wordpress is fine. You can install it with a couple of clicks using Fantastico.

The only problem is that it's not multi-blog (yet), so if we went Wordpress in a big way we'd have 170 separate installs of Wordpress to maintain, which would be yucky.

There's Wordpress MU, which is a multi-user version, but when I tried it a while back it wasn't ready for prime time.

Posted by Pixy Misa at July 17, 2005 12:25 PM

So 'can' we try out wordpress if we install it in a separate directory? As I understand it, the Spam Karma 2 plugin has obliterated almost all trackback spam. Wouldn't that just ROCK?

Posted by sadie at July 26, 2005 04:56 AM

I meant, can I try it? Not we.....I don't want anyone to think I'm trying to make work for anyone.

Posted by sadie at July 26, 2005 06:27 AM
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